The moment I got pregnant, the messages flooded in: when are you going to write a cookbook for kids?!
Since I’m more than 7 months away from having a baby who eats whole food and not just milk, my answer would be: not for a long time!
However, I’m already thinking about my gameplan for making food for my baby! I have some thoughts, and can’t wait to talk to many of you healthy mamas about it.
But I’ll tell you what I have been writing recipes for: easy, grab and go lunches for those busy mama days!
I love sandwiches. I eat sandwiches ALL the time, and I don’t usually share the recipes for them, because I figure that many of you come here for meals that are a bit more inspired than a simple sandwich. If I’m wrong, let me know!
Depending on the foods you serve with this easy pita sandwich, it can be made for a kid’s lunch or an adult work lunch! As you’ll see in the video, I made it a bit more back-to-school friendly with some chopped fruit, cookies, and carrots.
I love pitas because they’re nice and thin, so every bite you get to enjoy all of the filling ingredients, instead of just tasting… bread. You could also make this in a collard green wrap too.
I use Applegate’s Organic Roasted Turkey Breast, or, if I can’t find that, their Applegate Naturals slices, my go-to sliced deli meat brand. Whenever I make a sandwich with deli meat in it, it’s Applegate.
You can make this sandwich with your eyes closed, it’s so easy – just spread hummus inside the pita, add in the turkey slices, and stuff in the spiralized cucumbers. The spiralized cucumbers are fun for kids – and just make the sandwich fluffier and fuller, thanks to the curly noodles. You can also use any of the other blades on the Inspiralizer to make more fun shapes!
And if you’re making this for an adult and not a picky-eater, you could pack it with avocado and some greens, like spinach or arugula.
Here’s the video to show you how easy it is to make these for lunch!
Nutritional Information & Recipe
Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 5 points
*These points were calculated using the official Weight Watchers SmartPoints calculator. We are in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers, we are providing this information based on popular demand.
Turkey and Hummus Pita Sandwiches with Spiralized Cucumber
- 2 whole wheat pitas halved into ‘pockets’
- ½ cup hummus
- 1 package Applegate Roast Turkey deli slices
- 1 large English seedless cucumber Blade A, noodles trimmed
- Open up the pita and hold it open. Spread the hummus on one or both sides (about 2 tablespoons.) Roll up the turkey slices and place them gently into the pita pocket. Top with cucumber noodles. Repeat with remaining ingredients and serve.